Jupiter: Crash Course Astronomy #16

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Jupiter is the biggest planet in our solar system. The gas giant is NOT a failed star, but a really successful planet! It has a dynamic atmosphere with belts and zones, as well as an enormous red spot that’s actually a persistent hurricane. Jupiter is still warm from its formation, and has an interior that’s mostly metallic hydrogen, and it may not even have a core.

Table of Contents
Jupiter is the Biggest Planet in Our Solar System 0:28
Belts and Zones 1:33
Persistent Hurricane 2:32
Metallic Hydrogen Interior 4:03
Fast Spin 0:49
Not a Failure 6:17

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Jupiter http://www.spacetelescope.org/static/archives/images/screen/heic1410a.jpg [credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center)]
Earth http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view.php?id=57723 [credit: NASA]
Telescope view https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6155/6177104089_ae8cc91af4_o_d.jpg [credit: Chris Isherwood / Flickr]
Jupiter Belt System https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atmosphere_of_Jupiter#/media/File:Jupiter_Belt_System.svg [credit: Wikimedia Commons & NASA/JPL]
Jupiter’s Jet Streams http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=10981 [credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center]
2010 belt sinking http://www.spacetelescope.org/static/archives/images/wallpaper3/heic1010b.jpg [credit: NASA, ESA and Z. Levay (STScI)]
Storms http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/jpeg/PIA01384.jpg [credit: NASA/JPL]
Jupiter Approach http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/images/content/388625main_Jupiter_Approach.gif [credit: NASA]
Red spot shrinking http://imgsrc.hubblesite.org/hu/db/images/hs-2014-24-a-print.jpg [credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center)]
Jupiter’s Hot Spots http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=11237 [credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center]
Gas interior http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/gallery/gas_interiors.jpg [credit: NASA]
Jupiter interior http://juno.wisc.edu/Images/using/Science/Objectives/Jupiter_Interior.jpg [credit: NASA]
Creating Gas Giants http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=11541 [credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center]
Jupiter’s oblate disc https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Iridia/J_2#/media/File:Jupiter_on_2009-07-23_(captured_by_the_Hubble_Space_Telescope).jpg [credit: WikiMedia Commons/NASA]
Jupiter heat http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/jpeg/PIA13760.jpg [credit: NASA/IRTF/JPL-Caltech/University of Oxford]
Jupiter and its shrunken red spot https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atmosphere_of_Jupiter#/media/File:Jupiter_and_its_shrunken_Great_Red_Spot.jpg [credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center)]
Jupiter’s magnetosphere https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Io_(moon)#/media/File:Jupiter_magnetosphere_schematic.jpg [credit: WikiMedia Commons / Volcanopele]
Jupiter aurora https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/gallery/hubblesite_2000_38a.jpg [credit: John Clarke (University of Michigan) and NASA]
Jupiter’s ring http://pds-rings.seti.org/jupiter/galileo/PIA01621.jpg [credit: NASA]
Cosmic Fireball Falling Over ALMA http://www.eso.org/public/images/potw1414a/ [credit: ESO/C. Malin]
Shoemaker http://zebu.uoregon.edu/images/G-MSSSO.gif [credit: ANU / Peter McGregor]
Shoemaker scars http://hubblesite.org/hubble_discoveries/10th/photos/graphics/slide21high.jpg [credit: R. Evans, J. Trauger, H. Hammel and the HST Comet Science Team and NASA]
Smaller impacts http://imgsrc.hubblesite.org/hu/db/images/hs-2009-23-a-print.jpg [credit: NASA, ESA, and H. Hammel (Space Science Institute, Boulder, Colo.), and the Jupiter Impact Team]


Max Hansen says:

great video

Moviestarplanet superbesttim says:


Praveen George says:

Jupiter really is 1/80 of the sun's mass

Johnny “Lykaois” O. says:

Where could I apply to work for you guys?

Joseph Moses says:

How could could Jupiter have an impact if it has no surface?

Tyrannosaurus aegyptiacus 423 (Dinofan15) says:

Jupiter is a failed brown dwarf……..

Cesar Millanes says:

I know the reason why that colossal hurricane in Jupiter is shrinking. . . Global warming!!!!!!!

Carlos Quiroz says:

Did anyone else feel sad then happy about the pic of jupiter being a failed star but he later said it was a very successful planet so it got

Maximus Seneca says:

red spot could bring be blood well where living creatures are fueled when the creation takes place.

Baby Vegeta says:

this is an amazing channel.

Juan Sebastian Gómez Vega says:

what happen to all the comets that hit Jupiter, I was thinking, and I don't know if it's absurd, but the comets may come to constitute the Jupiter's core.

Felipe Ussery says:

I feel like this guy was really hurt by 2010: Odyssey Two.

63JackBlack says:

I've learned more information in one of these videos than I've ever learned in my 11 years of school

Julia H. says:

I don't know why but I really enjoy that in your videos the temperatures are measured in degrees Celsius and distances are measured in kilometres instead of miles. (Except for lightyears, of course)

Chris Woodrow says:

"A lot more. A LOT."

Joshua Felty says:

I did not know you could see Jupiter with binoculars, I am going to try this tonight.

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